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I appreciated this brillant demonstration, Mark is a strong player and also use humour inside his pedagogic lesson.Merci
Great Video Lesson!!
Thanks for the very informative video! I play black so much, so this really is helpful. Now, if I only can remember it! :) Also, thanks, IM Nezhmet for the link.
Invaluable. A clear, concise, easy to follow analysis that explains the stategies and tactics of this great game from beginning to end. Thanks also, Mark, for paying attention to the sound quality. I was able to concentrate on the analysis without struggling to listen over scratches, hissings and crackles.
Until now I've been using the Tarrasch as a defense to D4 but the Benoni is starting to look very good as an alternative.
cool but can be think in different way
Awsome stuff! I realize with my limited brain I must go over your lectures several times to really absorb the content. Also I recommend to other viewers the Foxy video #34, by GM Chris Ward on the Benoni - Though it is from 1997 it really rocks as an introduction to the opening!
Wonderfully informative, thank you. Any chance of you and Bryan Smith (author of the ChessMentor course on the Benoni) squaring off against each other? The resulting videos would be fascinating.
Great video! lthanks
I enjoyed your presentation and will study all this further and go to the analysis blog entry.
The analysis blog entry is here: http://blog.chess.com/Nezhmet/modern-benoni-part-2 Try this in your own games and make comments on the analysis page.
by IM Mark Ginsburg
When two Super-GMs face off in an opening as sharp as the Benoni, you know you're in for a real treat! The smooth sounds of IM Mark Ginsburg walk us through this awesome battle between GMs Meier and Gashimov. When black "strikes back" against white's center with an early b5-pawn advance, play heads down wild and complicated roads. Take notes and join Mark in this blog...
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Benoni Defense: Classical Variation (A70)
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IM Mark Ginsburg
Mark learned chess at age 6 but only at age 13 was he informed that tournaments existed! He received the International Master title at age 22 and had a peak USCF rating of 2578 in 1993. Mark has twice been the Manhattan Chess Club Champion, and has also played quite a bit overseas in Belgium, Holland, England, and Switzerland. Mark has a PhD in Information Systems from NYU. Mark currently resides in Tucson, AZ and has been Co-State Champion of Arizona twice. Chess is a difficult proposition to teach because it combines logic and imagination, but Mark believes that if logic is applied then imaginative ideas work better. This belief comes through in his teaching style and practices...
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